Sunday 17 December 2017

Opel's in the mood for bit of glam

Eddie Cunningham

THESE are the first official pictures of Opel's new 'urban car' the Adam, which is due here in the first quarter of next year.

It will premiere at the Paris Motor show in September.

The new three-door is nearly 3.7 metres long and Opel claims it can seat up to four.

There is a new on-board infotainment system that integrates the owner's smartphone in the car (Android and Apple iOS) and that makes internet-based applications available in the cabin.

From the start there will be three petrol engines: a 1.2-litre (70bhp), a 1.4-litre (87bhp), and a 1.4-litre (100bhp) -- each with five-speed gearboxes.

A new generation of small petrols will debut in the ADAM in the future. They will have direct injection turbo-charging and Start/Stop, as well as a six-speed manual transmission.

Instead of having specific trim levels you will be able to choose from three, what they call, individualised 'trim moods or worlds'.

They are (ready for this?): Jam (unconventional, fashionable); Glam (sophisticated setting) and Slam (for sportier types).

You can choose three roof colours, different interior hues and a LED lit starlight roof trim.

On a more practical slant. . . wheel sizes range from 15ins to 18ins and the electric power steering has a CITY mode which assistance at lower speeds.

It certainly sounds and looks different and represents a bold mood for Opel.

Price? No idea yet.

Indo Motoring

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